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Thank You for Another Awesome #mtpcon London

BY Martin Eriksson on September 15, 2017

On Friday, September 8, we gathered nearly 1,600 passionate product people from 52 countries around the world to the iconic Barbican Hall for another dazzling #mtpcon. A day full of incredible talks, amazing conversations, an epic afterparty, and more pre-events than ever before! A huge cyan blue thank you to our magnificent speakers, crew, volunteers, […]

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What we Learned at Mind the Product London 2017

BY Martin Eriksson on September 10, 2017

I opened this year’s Mind the Product London conference by suggesting that product management isn’t actually about managing products, but about managing people. I believe that to be successful we need to work across disciplines and make sure that everyone in the team owns the product together. Great products come from great people, and great […]

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Mind the Product Conferences 2018

BY Martin Eriksson on September 8, 2017

Thanks for another amazing year – we’re thrilled to announce our 2018 dates for the Mind the Product conferences – and in plenty of time for you to add them to your plans (and budgets!) for next year: #mtpEngage Hamburg, April 20 Our regional mini-conference returns to Hamburg in April – come check out our […]

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What it Takes to Speak at Mind the Product

BY Martin Eriksson on April 18, 2017

As the curator of the world’s two largest product conferences, I get approached all the time about getting on the #mtpcon stage. We only have so many speaking slots each year, and we review hundreds – if not thousands – of talks in the course of making our selection. In the interest of transparency, I […]

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Top 10 Product Talks of 2016

BY Martin Eriksson on December 27, 2016

Mind the Product and ProductTank were founded on the importance of sharing stories between product managers in order to further our craft, so we love recording those talks and sharing our speakers’ hard-earned lessons with everyone else in the product community. This year we’ve had a bumper crop of amazing talks from ProductTanks meetups all […]

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Save the Date: MTP Engage Hamburg April 28!

BY Arne Kittler on December 21, 2016

It is great to see that more and more product people enjoy getting together for events like ProductTank (now in over 90 cities across the globe!) and two major events of our tribe, the Mind the Product conference in London & San Francisco. It shows that many of us share a healthy curiosity to learn, […]

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Crafting a Creative Culture by Jeff Veen

BY Martin Eriksson on December 16, 2016

In this thought-provoking closing keynote from #mtpcon Jeff Veen, design partner at True Ventures and former VP of Design at Adobe, shared how important a creative culture is, how it allows you to build better products, and what organizations need to do to craft that creative culture. Veen began by asking the audience to picture […]

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The Importance of Listening to Your Customers by David Cancel

BY Martin Eriksson on December 2, 2016

Drift founder and CEO David Cancel spoke about the importance of listening to your customers at this year’s London MTPCon, and gave us some apposite examples of what can happen when companies listen to their customers and when they don’t. Listening to your customers is “one of things we always talk about but few people […]

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Taking Your Product Across Cultures by Lisa Long

BY Martin Eriksson on November 25, 2016

The commercial world is littered with the wreckage of international expansion plans gone awry, whether it’s the $2 billion that US discount retailer Target misguidedly spent thinking Americans and Canadians are the same, Tesco’s failure to understand US shopping habits with its Fresh & Easy brand or the failure of the HP digital magazine Pivot […]

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What we Learned at Mind the Product 2016

BY Martin Eriksson on October 2, 2016

We came, we watched, we listened. And we tweeted – within half an hour of the start of Friday’s conference, #mtpcon was trending in London. But what did we learn? […]

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